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Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Map of the United States
Location San Diego County, California
Nearest city Borrego Springs, California
Coordinates 32°54′10″N 116°21′14″W / 32.90278°N 116.35389°W / 32.90278; -116.35389Coordinates: 32°54′10″N 116°21′14″W / 32.90278°N 116.35389°W / 32.90278; -116.35389
Area 32,136 acres (130.0 km2)
Established 1994
Governing body Bureau of Land Management / DOI

The Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness is a federal wilderness area of 32,136 acres (130.0 km2)[1] located 35 miles (56 km) south of Borrego Springs, California in San Diego County. This land was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System when the US Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-433). The Bureau of Land Management is the agency in charge of the Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness.

Wilderness topography includes ridges, valleys, and canyons that support a wide array of plant and animal life. Wildlife include raptors, such as the golden eagle and prairie falcon. Also the spotted bat, San Diego horned lizard and the willow flycatcher are found here. Vegetation consists of desert plants including Cholla cactus, and creosote bush.

Although State Route 2 winds along the northern side of the wilderness, there is no legal access due to private lands along the boundary. The only access is from the Pepperwood Height Trail at the end of the McCain Valley.

The Wiki location shown on Google Earth for the Sawtooth Wilderness Area is 155 miles north of the actual location. The location is shown north of Interstate 40 slightly west of Ludlow, California in the Mojave Desert. This is not even the correct desert this would be in the Sonoran Desert.

Notes and references

  1. ^ data page, Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness.

Bureau of Land Management, Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness page.



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